Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Upper End, Section #22 and Lower End, Section #19: The Faceoff

We've reached the day when the two cameras are pointing at each other. Unfortunately, there was not much going on at the top of the hill, but more interesting to me, each camera caught something the other missed. Makes me wonder just how often the cameras DO fail to snap a photo of activity.

Trail cam instructions usually say to replace the batteries when they are down to 50% charge, and I'm not great about doing that. I know both of them are just under 50% right now, so I suppose I'll change the batteries next time I'm up there. That will mean 12 new C batteries, so you can understand why I try to earn a few dollars with the annoying ads on my blog.

The photo caught by the Upper cam is the better of the two, as you can clearly see the deer and the other camera.

Somehow the Lower cam missed that shot completely but caught a different deer at a different time. The other camera is harder to see, but if you draw a line straight to the right from the top of the deer's legs, you may be able to see it.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Upper End, Section #21 and Lower End, Section #17

The two cameras are pointing toward the same spot today - the peak of the steepest hill. Turkey and deer were at the upper camera, while one lone squirrel showed up on the hill itself.  I moved both cameras today, and they are now (finally) pointing at each other (I think).

First, though, a couple of pics from my digital camera. Here's a look at the hill from about 1/3 the way up, and a shot of the view from the side of the path at the top of that hill.

From the upper camera:

Notice the beard under the far turkey's neck

First time we've seen this young buck

Just one shot from the lower camera and it's not a very good one, but you can see the final climb of the hill. If you look closely, you'll also see a squirrel.

And finally, it was a long walk for my sidekick today, so when we got to Luggage Beach, she decided to take a break ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lower End, Section #16

We're half-way up the big hill now. These pictures are not good, but I've already moved the camera higher up the hill so this is the only look at this section that I have to share - at least until the other camera starts coming DOWN the hill.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upper End, Section #20 and Lower End, Section #15.

Very little (except squirrels) at either camera, so I'm combining posts again today. David was so right the other day; I wish they WOULD invent an 'ignore squirrel' mode....of the 44 photos on the upper camera, 40 were of squirrels and two were of me.

Meanwhile, the lower camera caught nothing but squirrels (and a couple of path-walkers), but I'm posting this just so you can see how that camera is now headed up the steepest hill on the path. The two cameras will be facing one another by the end of the week.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Special Edition #2

It's been quite a while since I shared a photo that was not captured by one of my own trail cams. When my brother in California sent me this picture from his yard, I knew it was time to resurrect the Sunday Special Edition feature. I've seen bobcats twice in Southeastern Ohio but have never caught one on my trail cams.

David is having one of the same problems I've had recently. He wrote, " I wish that camera had "ignore squirrel" mode. We got 400 pictures and 310 of them were of squirrels!"